Behind a secret door and hidden amongst an assortment of furniture in our storeroom, sits a curious tall rectangular object underneath a black canvas covering. A peek beneath reveals a cabinet containing seventy two birds – ducks, sandpipers, woodpeckers and hummingbirds. Some sit quietly on the leaf-less branches, others decorate the floor. Every inch is occupied. It instantly stirs the imagination – where do these birds originate from? Who imagined such a scene? How many dusty Victorian living rooms has it passed through? What has nibbled and chewed its way through this Victorian still-life?